Weak shelled eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Oneacre Homestead, May 28, 2011.

  1. Oneacre Homestead

    Oneacre Homestead Chirping

    May 25, 2011
    I am having somewhat weak shelled eggs, despite feeding my hens layer feed and ouster shells free choice. They have an outdoor run. They eat some table scraps. I have 1 hen in her second season of laying and hers are especially bad and she hardly lays 2 eggs a week. Anyone have any ideas for me?
  2. colster10000

    colster10000 Chirping

    Dec 25, 2010
    ham lake
    feed them egg shells it is good protine for the egg shells they are laying
  3. mamabigbird

    mamabigbird Songster

    Feb 11, 2010
    Vancouver Island, B.C.,
    I agree, feed them ground up eggshells. Fine enough that they won't really recognize that they are eggshells otherwise they may start pecking at their eggs in the nest.
    I found my hens didn't really go for the ground up oyster shells.
    I quite often will mix some left-over rice in with the eggshells so it sticks and they gobble it down, not wasting any on the ground.

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